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Ajay Shah

Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy

Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy.
Making GST Work: Walk Before You

Making GST Work: Walk Before You Run

At present, tax administration in India works poorly. We do not know how to build a capable and uncorrupt tax administration. In the absence of this State capacity, we should start with a GST design that imposes a low load upon tax administration. Only after this is proven to work at high levels of probity and operational efficiency can we consider the possibility of going up to higher levels of load.
04/09/2016 12:02 AM IST
Interpreting BJP's 2015

Interpreting BJP's 2015 Budget

In large part, Budget 2015 does not rise to the challenge. It has some good elements, and with good execution, they will make an important difference. But an array of important and pressing problems have been left unsolved.
02/03/2015 12:30 PM IST